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Description: Considered one of the most imposing ancient Buddhist monasteries, this...
Considered one of the most imposing ancient Buddhist monasteries, this religious site was established by King Prasatthong in 1630 A.D. in homage to his mother.
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Magnificent!

A huge area with beautiful ruins. The best of all the ruins in Ayutthaya. Slightly further and across the river but the trip is worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A huge area with beautiful ruins. The best of all the ruins in Ayutthaya. Slightly further and across the river but the trip is worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Is it is among the best preserved. The visit is a must see. Beware becouse is far from the city center where there are the other wats. The problem is that if you come by foot (I did it but very very tiring) at to return is not immediately to find a tuk tuk or taxi free: that's because those... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

As they say, save the best for last. This was our fourth and last stop during our visit to Ayutthaya, and it was the perfect end to our trip. Having enjoyed Angkor Wat/Siam Reap very much, I found this temple to be very similar to the ones I saw in Cambodia. Truly an architectural feat and worth all the heat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We decided to visit Ayutthaya during our stay in Bangkok on a day trip after some of the way to busy temples in Bangkok. We decided to take a boat trip down to Wat Chaiwattanarm, and getting there from the water is really unique. The size of the complex, the various buildings and history make this a great place to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The atmosphere resonating from this place is Serene and Rejuvenating. Such an amazing place with the opportunity to reflect and reassess our life!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I came here twice. Once in the evening during dusk. The park was beautifully lighted under the blue sky, as it getting into the night. Came back before dawn and waited for the sunrise. It was beautiful with the blue glow of the sky. Worth coming back here again and again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was the true reason for traveling to Ayutthaya, and well worth the trip! I have had a lifelong dream of visiting these temples in particular, and they did not disappoint.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I took a bike ride to this ruin across the river. It was well worth the trek even in the blazing July heat! If you are a history buff you will love this site. It's location by the river makes it serene! Try going in the early morning of just before closing if you want to avoid the heat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Wat Chaiwattamarm was built in 1630 and is one of the best preserved wats in Ayutthaya. There are efforts underway to preserve this temple after it was flooded in 2011. Happy to know that the US Embassy is helping in this effort. In its time, it must have been a beautiful place covered in white plaster. There are eight stupa... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I felt so lucky to have been able to visit such a wonderfully historic place. It is impossible not to feel spiritual here. The ancient architecture is amazing. The oldest capital of Thailand .

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